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GLAMMED UP CHRISTMAS

Forget the green and red, these CWE homeowners left behind their traditional holiday décor (and home) for a glam condo in the Chase Park Plaza.

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MERRY MINIMALISM Designer Marie Curtis puts an elegant spin on classic holiday décor.

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YULETIDE WITH AN ARTIST’S TOUCH

Having an artist in the family added flair as these n w homeowners decorated for the holidays.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MATHEIS Working together, they decided on a subtle metallic theme that wouldn’t detract from the home’s architectural elegance.

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A GARDEN IN MOTION A nature-friendly garden becomes a living work of art with movement in the grasses and plants.

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Photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

I can imagine myself sitting in my living room next to the fi eplace with a cup of hot chocolate admiring a finished Christmas tree. So glad to have all that decorating behind me...wait a minute, wake up! I have lots to do! Who am I fooling? Just because the St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles staff has been working on this holiday issue for over a year doesn't mean I'm living in a magazine time warp. Right? Much of the preparation for this issue began a year ago. The photography of the holiday interiors took place during the 2015 holidays, while all other photography and stories were readied two-to-three months prior to publication. Staying in the present can be challenging at times and knowing what month and what year it really is can be equally challenging! But our brains manage to bring us quickly back to reality well ahead of any crunch time to thoroughly enjoy the holidays.  Just thinking about the holidays puts a smile on my face. As soon as the ghosts and goblins of Halloween are put away, it's time. Time to go holiday crazy. Within six years, the SLHL Holiday Table Top Tour has become a tradition on the first Saturday of November for homeowners in the greater St. Louis area and beyond. Eleven home design shops,  brimming with holiday gifts, festive decor items and yummy refreshments share their design tips on creating fabulous tablescapes from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Grab a friend or relative and make it your tradition. I promise you won't be disappointed.  The Central West End Window Walk is yet another STL tradition in the making you won't want to miss. Enjoy carolers, street performances, live music, carriage rides, ice carving and more while you stroll past festively decorated shop windows. Ten of the shop windows are designed by local interior designers that regularly grace the pages of our magazine. The 2016 CWE motto is: This year eat, shop and celebrate local.  St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles is in total agreement with that! See you again in 2017!   Merry Merry

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JOYA Collections by Joya brings handmade, unique accessories to women in St. Louis and around the World.

BY TYLER BIERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY BY COLIN MILLER/STRAUSS PEYTON

Collections by Joya is more than just another jewelry company. It's an internationally owned, for women, by women, artisan brand; a channel for jewelers all over the world to share their unique, handmade treasures; and a support system for women everywhere. How did a local St. Louis jeweler become all of this? According to co-founder Betsy Blancett-Nacrelli it's a simple matter of having a lifelong passion for women and a quick 14 years of experience in international retail and design. “I was afforded many opportunities to travel to some amazing places like Indonesia and India to work with vendors. Whenever I got a chance, I loved exploring the local shops and I was struck by the artistry of the traditional jewelry making techniques in these places,” says Blancett-Nacrelli. It was in those moments of discovery that the seeds were planted for Joya and eventually led to its conception, but it still needed a name. A name that, oddly enough, was found in a Clayton bar. Blancett-Nacrelli explains, “We were brainstorming our name over a few beers. I wrote out the name Joya—jewelry in Spanish—on a cocktail napkin. We loved the way it looked and sounded, how simple it was and the connection it had to our Spanish partnerships. That napkin was almost exactly what our logo became.” The seasonal collections currated by Joya go through a long process that starts more than a year in advance with her team collecting a range of inspiration. The most influ ntial of which, Blancett-Nacrelli explains, being different cultures. “Travel is defini ely the biggest inspiration for us. I've been incredibly fortunate in my career to be able to experience many cultures and see all of these amazing pieces and styles,” she says.

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From there, the Joya team narrows down those combined inspirations into an “inspiration story,” which sets the palette, tone and style. Once that's decided it's a matter of reaching out to their local and international artisans to procure samples to be critiqued. After those selections are made, the only thing left to do is production, promotion and you taking it home with you. In addition to creating and selling some of the most authentic and intriguing accessories available today, Joya also has a huge focus on helping women. “Joya is women-owned. We work with women artisans, and then we give back to women's charities with every purchase. It's absolutely the most important part of the business for us and also the most rewarding,” Blancett-Nacrelli explains. They do this in a traditional way by giving a portion of their sales to organizations like the Bali Life Foundation and the Women's Safe House. Another way they help is their subscription box service. “Everyone I know is a busy working woman, which usually means that—between work and family—they're the last person they take time for. We wanted to create something easy that is just for them because they deserve it,” she says. Since Joya started, the reception to the brand has been unbelievable with some of their most rabid fans even describing themselves as “Joya Junkies.” Blancett-Nacrelli closes by thanking their supporters; “There aren't enough words to thank our customers, friends and family for supporting Joya like they have. Thank you for helping us spread the joya!” As for what's next, Blancett-Nacrelli explains that in the near future they will be expanding their selection into more types of accessories, as well as broadening their wholesale reach to more than 10 states. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more photos and resources.

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Chef Rex Hale offers international comfort food sourced as close to home as possible at Boundary.

astes evolve, and so do restaurants. At Boundary, the Cheshire’s signature restaurant, the vibe, the décor and the menu all changed recently, along with the name. The setting has become a bit more casual, with the bar doubling in size and bright-green seating adding a pop of color to the center of the dining room. Prices are more moderate than they were at the Restaurant – Boundary’s predecessor. “In people’s minds, the room was very plush,” says Executive Chef Rex Hale. “It became more of a special-occasion restaurant, and that was never the intent.” At Boundary, “you can have a drink; you can have a full meal,” Hale says. The name is a nod to the Cheshire’s location, straddling the St. Louis city-county line. In a

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culinary sense, however, a more accurate description might be no boundaries. Hale calls his offerings international comfort food – “a brasserie menu from around the world” – featuring produce, cheeses and proteins sourced as close as possible to home. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more information.

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and seasonal fruit. The barbecue sauce is assembled from a world of fl vors: Coca Cola, Korean gochujang (red chili paste), Dijon mustard, Cabernet vinegar and garlic. SALAD MADE WITH AN ASSORTMENT OF LOCAL GREENS, goat cheese and Asian pears, drizzled with citrus vinaigrette made with local honey. SEARED SEA SCALLOPS with butternut squash cooked two ways. The scallops will rest on a bed of puréed squash with a texture similar to mashed potatoes. Hale will sauté the remainder of the squash with diced onions, garlic and house-smoked bacon, then toss a variety of sturdy greens with the sautéed squash until the greens wilt. APPLE CRISP WITH VANILLA BEAN WHIPPED CREAM. Hale will use sweet-tart Jonathan or Fuji apples – or both. For the topping, he will crumble together rolled oats, butter, sugar and flou , adding cinnamon and a splash of vanilla for fl vor.

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Angie and Lindsay, mother and daughter, have owned The White Rabbit for 12 years and have dreamed of creating their own home collection to share with their customers. Handcrafted locally, the line of pretty, casual and cozy furniture is built to last.

Angie Mathey AND Lindsay Liebherr, CO-OWNERS OF The White Rabbit, SHARE THE DETAILS BEHIND THEIR NEW FURNITURE LINE.

SLHL: How would you describe your new White Rabbit Home Collection? Angie and Lindsay: The White Rabbit Home Collection is a casual, farmhouse-inspired line of furniture we designed for St. Louis families. It's locally made using reclaimed wood and can be ordered in several colors and stains. It's exclusively available at The White Rabbit.   SLHL: What was your inspiration in starting your own line? Angie and Lindsay: We noticed that there was a big gap between cheaply made, inexpensive furniture and better quality, high-end furniture. We wondered, "Where was the furniture for the average St. Louis family like us?" After several years of thinking and planning, we found an amazing person to make the pieces, and the collection started coming to life. We love our painted vintage furniture and will always carry it, but we wanted to add a collection that our customers could order to be made in a color of their choice.  SLHL: What sets your collection apart from competition? Angie and Lindsay: Our furniture is made with high-quality wood, not particleboard, and not the new, soft pine that a lot of people are using for their DIY furniture projects.  It's built to last and has so much more character than manufactured furniture. SLHL: Where do you source your materials? Angie and Lindsay: We have an amazing carpenter in central Illinois making the pieces for us. He likes to use materials with character, so he uses reclaimed wood from old barns and buildings. SLHL: What inspired the individual pieces in your line? Angie and Lindsay: Our inspiration for the designs came from listening to our customers. They've loved the modern farmhouse look lately and were asking for specific pieces like farm tables, media consoles and king-sized beds. We also love the X shape you see on old barn doors so we incorporated that into the design.   SLHL: What is your favorite piece in the collection? Angie and Lindsay: We really love the Farmhouse Sideboard.  It is the perfect piece to use as a media cabinet and it has space for storage as well as space for displaying your favorite things. The Farmhouse Coffee Table is the best-selling piece so far. People say the price is great at $299, and it's the perfect size to go with a sectional. 

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A modern, slim silver tree is decked in black, gold and silver ornaments to complement the decor in the dining and living rooms.

GLAMMED UP CHRISTMAS Forget the green and red, these CWE homeowners left behind their traditional holiday décor (and home) for a glam condo in the Chase Park Plaza. BY MELISSA MAUZY PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MATHEIS

Peggy Deguire and Richard Supanich took the leap from single-family-home ownership to condo living and haven’t looked back since. They purchased their St. Louis Hills home right out of college and thought they’d spend the rest of their lives there; but as time went on their plans began to change. “As we’ve gotten older, we want to travel more,” says Peggy. With 2,500 square feet to upkeep as well as a yard, the thought of condo living was very appealing to the couple. Now settled into their “ranch in the sky” in the luxurious Chase Park Plaza residences, Peggy and Richard find their new living arrangements so freeing. Not only did they shed the maintenance and upkeep of their previous residence, but also they parted ways with most of their furnishings and décor. “We packed up our clothes and a few pieces of artwork and that was it,” Peggy says.

Taking a complete 180 in their design style, Peggy and Richard left behind the traditional for glam, luxe and modern. The art-deco style of the Chase Park Plaza building drove many of the new lighting, furniture and paint decisions. “I wanted this home to be a new step in our life…more freeing,” Peggy explains. Since the space is so small, she stuck with a monochromatic color palette of black, cream and white to carry throughout the 1,400-square-foot unit. Vivid and bright colors were avoided to keep the eye from running back and forth across the condo. Dropping almost 1,000 square feet of living space would make most people feel squished, but Peggy and Richard say their new home feels larger because everything is on one level. Plus, the condo is perfect for entertaining since the kitchen, dining room and living room are virtually one in the same. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

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Bottom: The guest bedroom's subtle color scheme is enhanced by the texture and pattern in the window treatments, upholstered headboard and duvet.

When it came time for decorating, Peggy (who says she’s always been drawn to interior design) found it easy to put her personal touch on the space. With only two bedrooms, a living room and dining room the thought of refurnishing an entire condo wasn’t so daunting. She took the same downsized approach with her holiday décor as with her furnishings. “We didn’t take any of our holiday décor,” says Peggy. “And I was the holiday queen!” Their old home had three different trees, traditional red-and-green embellishments and themes throughout. But even though they were embracing simpler condo living, Peggy just couldn’t fathom not celebrating the season. “We both love Christmas, and we wanted to have that feeling when you wake up near the holidays and see the tree up,” she says. Working off the same monochromatic scheme as the condo, the decorations are simple, elegant and glam. Peggy’s inspiration started with her glimmering tree. With only seven feet of space to work with between the dining room and living room, she knew she needed a slim tree, plus she wanted something non-traditional. “I envisioned a modern silver tree with white lights,” Peggy says of her vision. With the tree in place, she searched local retail stores for ornaments that fit her color scheme. A black, glitzy Eiffel tower ornament at Pier 1 caught her eye and became a focal point of the tree. A mix of silver, black and gold ornaments complement the furnishings and accessories in both the living and dining room. In the dining room, the black table can be extended if the guest list grows, and sleek chairs upholstered in custom champagne velvet are plush for comfortable seating. The dining table is set with a mix of old (china and champagne flu es) and new (sparkling runner and silver deer) as well as high- and low-end items. “I have so much fun going out and scouting for new items around the holidays,” Peggy says. On the other side of the tree, the living room features a cozy seating area for after-Christmas-dinner drinks or gift opening. With the monochromatic scheme, adding texture through fabric and accessories was really important to Peggy to provide interest in the space. Subtle touches include the black fur rug and pillow, velvet champagne sofa with silver hobnail trim and two-tone velvet draperies. The distressed French cocktail table has an antique-mirrored top that creates the illusion of texture on a flat surface. The mixture of textures gives the room depth and richness. A relaxing respite to catch their breath from the holiday merriment, the master bedroom is sumptuous and glam. The contrast of black and white makes a bold statement. Perhaps the most fun and luxurious piece in the condo, the white furry chair is to die for, says Peggy. “You could sit there and curl up all day on a Sunday, especially in the winter,” she dreamily declares. For Peggy and Richard, the biggest challenge in furnishing their small condo was making sure the scale of the furniture fit the space. Most of the pieces were custom ordered through Arhaus, which helped Peggy get everything just right. Still in disbelief that she was able to convince Richard to sell their old home, Peggy is relishing the freedom of luxurious condo living. “Richard thanks me all the time when he comes home,” she says with a smile. “He loves to come into a beautiful space and not have to worry about cutting the grass.” The couple has no doubt that this Christmas will be spent enjoying time with family and friends and celebrating the joy of the holiday season from their glamorous ranch in the sky. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Gold vintage angel wings complement the custom Liz Nichols painting that takes center stage on the mantel.

MERRY MINIMALISM Designer Marie Curtis puts an elegant spin on classic holiday décor. BY LAUREN ST. JOHN PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MATHEIS

When you walk into Nicole and Craig Jobe’s polished two-story home in University City, it’s hard to imagine that it was once a space with dark walls and no design direction. After the city-loving couple moved in a year and a half ago, they quickly turned to their friend, designer Marie Curtis of M. Curtis Collection, for style inspiration and a much-needed makeover. “We wanted our home to be chic, bright and clutter-free, and we knew Marie would be able to give us just that,” explains Nicole. Starting with a blank canvas, the duo decided on a dreamy palette of aqua, pale peach and gold. “The rich, celadon aqua is Nicole’s ‘happy color,’ so I let it take center stage and guide the rest of the design,” mentions Marie. With a minimalist mix of contemporary furnishings and antique accessories perfecting the look, the sophisticated sanctuary is a standout year-round, but is especially impressive during the holidays when the home’s glam factor is amplifie . “Growing up, I always thought I would have an over-the-top red and green Christmas tree, but after one look at my home’s new style and one shopping trip with Marie,” laughs Nicole, “I fell in love with the idea of taking a more elegant approach to the season.” That voguish approach focuses on highlighting the muted colors, metallic accents and sparkly details that already adorn the space, as well as staying true to the simplistic style of the homeowners. “I have always told my clients to find festive pieces that complement their existing décor

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This page left: The dining room got a sprinkle of cheer with antique Bethany Lowe trees and a sweet snowman. Right: An expert arrangement of winterberries, white hydrangeas and sprigs of greenery makes an appearance in the nook off of the kitchen. Opposite page: A massive wreath accented with gold ribbon brings a bit of wintery glitz to the chic family hangout spot.

when decking the halls,” says Marie. The family room is the perfect example of a merry pairing between the everyday and seasonal. Nestled behind one of the cream couches is the couple’s Christmas tree, which is outfit ed with silver-and-blue glass ornaments, 6-inch Dupioni ribbon and a vintage Christopher Radko topper. “It’s not what I initially imagined having, but I love it so much that I would keep it up all year long if I could,” says Nicole. The sparkly showstopper is all dressed up in a similar color palette to tie in

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the aqua curtains that act as its backdrop. Niermann Weeks overhead lighting draws your eye to the fi eplace, a must-have for the family during the cold winter months. Gold vintage angel wings sit on either side of a custom Liz Nichols painting to add an eclectic element to the generally modern motif of the room. “We didn’t want to clutter the space, so we chose to carefully add a few gorgeous seasonal touches that would still make just as great of an impact,” Marie notes. A massive wreath accented with gold ribbon hangs in the large

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window in the living room, bringing a bit of wintery glitz to the chic family hangout spot. A cream fur throw, Arlene Lilie marble tray and three gold antique Bethany Lowe trees sit on the ottoman to pull the cozy look together. The adjoining dining room got a sprinkle of cheer with antique Bethany Lowe trees and a sweet snowman, cream candle sticks and four dainty roses in a punchy peach. An expert arrangement of winterberries, white hydrangeas and sprigs of greenery makes an appearance in the nook off of the kitchen, and the same roses found in the dining room spruce up the master suite for the season. Paired with the home’s minimalist feel, these festive dashes of upscale elegance make it clear that “your decorations really don’t have to be red, green or busy to echo the joy of the holidays.” See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Yuletide with an ARTIST’S TOUCH

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Having an artist in the family added flair as these new homeowners decorated for the holidays.

ondo living in Clayton had been thoroughly enjoyable for newlyweds Angela and Jonathan Ritchie, but it was time for these young professionals to start planning ahead. They envisioned a home in the woods – preferably mid-century modern – where youngsters could play and explore. And they loved the Town and Country area, which also offered an easy commute for Jonathan, marketing director with a major St. Louis-based event marketing fi m. Searching for property is all in a day’s work for Angela, who’s a real estate agent with Reid Case Group. But that hardly diminished the couple’s excitement when they found just what they were looking for! Lavished with stone and set against a backdrop of lush woods, the ‘50s-vintage story-and-a-half was located in a scenic, private neighborhood and had a wonderful “California/ Aspen vibe.” Better yet, it had been renovated by the previous owners in 2010 and required very little updating. A few changes of paint color and the Ritchies were ready to settle into their firs -ever single-family home. Perhaps the most striking interior feature is a massive standing stone wall that extends the full height of the home, replicating the exterior stone. Wood plank floo ing blankets the main and upper levels, and 9-foot ceilings add volume to the open, free-fl wing activity spaces.

Upstairs are the master suite and two additional bedrooms, and the finished lower level includes a fourth bedroom, bringing the total living area to 3,500 square feet. Views from the main-floor deck can only be described as spectacular. Below is a beautifully landscaped, freeform patio with two fi e pits that spans the full width of the house. Beyond are the yard’s glorious woods, where a path winds through the trees and a charming footbridge crosses a “creek” bed that handles run-off. When designing the interior, Angie’s real estate experience was a defini e advantage. “I like a simple, eclectic style,” she says, “so I wanted the décor to reflect urban sophistication but still be warm and welcoming.” As a result, much of the furniture came from the couple’s previous condo, some vintage family pieces were added, and Arhaus was the source for many of her new acquisitions. Finding those all-important finishing touches was no problem for Angie either, and she didn’t have to look far. Jonathan’s mother is Sandra Spotts Hamilton, a multi-talented and well-known Arkansas artist. In addition to painting dramatic abstracts, her credits include writing, teaching, broadcast storytelling and, formerly, project designer for a craft and home décor book publishing company. “Sandra created all of the original artwork in our home,” Angie explains, “and she painted several new

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pieces specifically or us.” Obviously a devoted mother-in-law, Sandra also helped Angie to design the holiday décor for the couple’s first new-home Christmas. Working together, they decided on a subtle metallic theme that wouldn’t detract from the home’s architectural elegance. “But I wanted something ‘wow’ for the entry foyer,” says the owner, indicating the wrought-iron railing that lines the main staircase. To achieve the desired effect, they wrapped the handrail in a garland festooned with huge red ornaments and sparkling, twisted silver sprays. Interestingly, the garland’s vivid color actually draws attention to a bold black-and-white abstract canvas that Sandra had created for the adjacent foyer wall. The Christmas tree is positioned in front of a full-length window in the den, which Angie humorously refers to as Jonathan’s “cigar lounge.” Decidedly masculine, this room is furnished with leather club

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chairs set against a grasscloth wall, an animal hide rug from Arhaus, a dry bar, vintage sconces and a faux African gazelle head (affectionately named “Speedy”). An oversize lantern resting on the floor next to one of the club chairs is a memento from the couple’s wedding and trimmed with evergreens, silver ornaments and a metallic bow. The tree itself reinforces the motif with huge glittering snowfla es, gold and silver ornaments and sheer gold-toned ribbon woven among the branches. Tastefully festive, the silver-and-gold theme enhances the living room’s soft gray/beige palette. Hung from the mantel of the stone-fronted gas fi eplace are the couple’s Christmas stockings and a shimmering wreath crafted by Sandra. Simple arrangements of greens, ornaments and clear glass candleholders top the mantel, coffee and side tables and a handsome console table that backs to the velvety gray sofa. Since the formal dining room already showcased a magnificent gold

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abstract, the seasonal decorations in this space were kept to a minimum. A modest organic centerpiece, accented with snowfla es and flan ed by tall tapers and votive candles, are a perfect complement to the lustrous trestle dining table. Crisp and clean with its full wall of built-in white cabinetry, gleaming stainless KitchenAid appliances, and Carrera marble surfaces, the kitchen invited a bit more holiday color. The expansive 4-by-9-foot center island offered plenty of space for an artistic display of multi-colored ornaments, natural and frosted pinecones, hurricane and miscellaneous candleholders, snowfla es, and various other favorite seasonal treasures. A side note, the island also houses a handy microwave drawer, one of the few additions the new owners made to the home. A quick tour of the upstairs privacy level included the Zen-like master retreat, which features a raised-hearth fi eplace and gorgeous wooded views from the corner windows and a small balcony. Another of Sandra’s

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original abstracts – a spinoff of the foyer canvas – dominates one wall, and rich chocolate brown and Nile green bedding fabrics accessorize the nailhead-trimmed headboard, upholstered in natural-hued linen. As stunning as it is – inside and out – the home will be undergoing a few changes in the near future, however. Popping home unexpectedly for a lunch break, Jonathan was eager to describe his plans to convert the lower-level entertainment area into a stylish bar and home movie theater. More importantly, though, there will be another stocking hanging on the Ritchies’ mantel next Christmas! And odds are, Sandra will be more than happy to help design the nursery. In every respect, this fashionable residence is everything its owners could have hoped for – sophisticated, warm, lovingly furnished, and filled with anticipation for the New Year. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources and additional photos.

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A Garden in Motion

A nature-friendly garden becomes a living work of art with movement in the grasses and plants. BY LUCYANN BOSTON PHOTOGRAPHY BY ADAM WOODRUFF

When the Bank of Springfield (IL) doubled the size of its flagship facility 12 years ago, the expansion came with a flowery flourish. Covering a three-acre site, it included 22,000 square feet of gardens meant to boldly accent the streetscape. To design those gardens, the bank selected Adam Woodruff, a young landscape designer with local, central Illinois roots. Adam, who heads Adam Woodruff + Associates, garden artisans, now calls St. Louis home and

has designed such local public plantings as those surrounding the Pierre Laclede Center and The Plaza in Clayton. He was just beginning his career back in 2004. The Illinois bank project allowed him to apply his talents to a landscape that artfully combined native plants with more exotic tropicals in a manner that drew national attention and landed the Bank of Springfield gardens on the pages of Horticulture Magazine, a well-respected national publication.

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The project also drew the attention of Lorraine Hart. Lorraine and her husband George, who both worked in Springfiel , had just completed a major addition to their home located 35 miles to the south. They were in the process of deciding upon what type of landscaping would fit in with the rural setting that surrounded the residence. “My idea to begin with was a type of prairie garden,” Lorraine explains. “We are in a rural setting and our home needed something that fit into the land around it. What I particularly loved about the garden at the bank was that there was constant motion in the landscape; the grasses were always moving.” Through friends at the bank, the Harts made contact with Adam and the partnership began. “He really got our concept having lived in the area and seeing our home with the pasture down below with cattle grazing in it,” adds George. “We certainly did not need a formal garden. We trusted him due to what we had seen in Springfiel .” Adam and the Harts had an additional common bond. All three loved the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park, which opened in 2004 and was designed to create a healthy habitat for plants and wildlife in the midst of a teeming urban environment. The landscaping genius behind the garden, Piet Oudolf of the Netherlands, is probably the world’s leading proponent of naturalistic planting; creating gardens that co-exist with nature rather than trying to pigeonhole plants into a pre-conceived design. When he came to Chicago to begin selecting the plants that would go into the Lurie Garden, Piet linked up with Roy Diblik, who owned Northwinds Perennial Farm in Lake Geneva, WI, just across the state line from Illinois and Chicago. Also a proponent of naturalistic planting, Roy had made a gardening name for himself by studying how plants grow in communities in the wild and translating that into designs for cityscapes and homeowners. Piet and Roy clicked immediately.

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As Adam began his career, Roy was an important influenc . Through Roy, Adam met Piet. Both men have happily served as guides and personal friends of the young man from central Illinois who is making his own way down the garden path they have created. The initial design and planning for the Harts’ garden became an almost two-year process and involved actually moving a hillside to provide appropriate space. “I spent a lot of time on the site on what eventually would be a meadow,” Adam recalls. “We talked a lot about what we wanted to do before we were ready to plant.” He credits the Harts “as being patrons in a way. They gave me creative license to go out and travel and bring back ideas.” Once the planting began in earnest, Adam worked with a base layer of grasses and groundcover interspersed with native fl wering plants that provide a succession of seasonal bloom. Color combinations that look as though they have been taken from a designer’s color wheel fl w through the space. From a strictly graphic point of view, Adam believes in incorporating bold foliage to create structure among the fl wers and grasses. One of his favorite plants is an Illinois native called prairie dock, an aster relative which features a base of spade-shaped leaves that individually can measure 12 inches wide and 18 inches long. When it blooms, usually for a month-long period, it shoots up stalks of yellow, daisy-like fl wers from 3 to10 feet high. He also favors Joe Pye Weed, which grows 4 to 7 feet tall and sports dark green lance-shaped leaves and large clusters of tiny pinkish purple fl wers with a vanilla scent that bloom from mid-summer to fall. Not only is the plant attractive to butterflie , the attractive seed heads persist through winter and provide multi-season garden interest, a factor that is important in designing a nature-friendly garden. A third favorite, baptisia australis or blue false indigo provides 4-by-4-foot clumps of gray-green shrub-like foliage with spikes of indigo-blue fl wers in

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spring. The fl wers transform into attractive blackish pods with rattling seeds that once were used as children’s toys and now are more likely added to fl wer arrangements. While the three plants work well in an expansive, prairie-like natural garden, both Joe Pye weed and baptisia australis come in dwarf forms that make them suitable for backyard gardeners. Not everything in the Harts’ garden grew like magic or was well behaved. Moles and voles gobbled up the bulb plants that were part of the initial planting. The structurally beautiful rattle snake master with 4-to-5-foot stalks of gray-green, thistle-like blossoms was so happy it seeded everywhere and eventually had to be removed altogether. As with any garden, the Harts’ landscape continues to be a work in progress. “It’s not as though this is an interior design where you can control everything,” Adam says with a laugh. “Designing gardens you have so many variables that are out of your control.” Being dynamic also is what makes gardens a living work of art, he believes. “Not only do you have the movement of the wind in the grasses,” he says, “you also have the plants themselves moving slightly from year to year and seeding in unexpected places.” Adam, the Harts fi mly believe, is “like an artist with a palette” and their garden has been the lush canvas. “I have watched him from an upstairs window when he doesn’t know I’m looking,” says Lorraine. “He is holding out his hand and scanning across the landscape and you can just see him thinking ‘we need this color here and that color there.’ We let him go and he has created what we wanted.” To learn more about naturalistic gardening Adam suggests two books: "The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden" by Roy Diblik and "Planting in a Post-Wild World" by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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With the holiday season in full swing, don’t show up to a festive gathering empty handed. A sweet surprise for the hostess is always appreciated. Sure, wine and chocolates are tasty, but why not bring your family member or friend a beautiful plant as a gift. SLHL asked local landscapers to share their favorite plants to give as hostess gifts. BY MELISSA MAUZY

“The Poinsettia is the classic and timeless hostess gift for the holidays. We love the multitude of color and bloom variations, but nothing can top a classic red poinsettia. Keep in mind, all poinsettias are not created equal. The key to a quality plant starts with the grower. We always select a heavy blooming, densely packed plant grown locally for us each year. A quality fl wer will literally overfl w with velvet petals and deep green foliage.” Debi Graeler, Chesterfield Valley Nursery.

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“You can expect many oohs and ahs from your gift recipients with Elvas Amaryllis. One of the most exquisite of intricately layered double forms, it's so beautiful it’s hard to believe it’s a live flower. This exotic beauty boasts glowing pinkish-white petals with deep-pink brush marks and whorled center petals.” Ann Lapides, Sugar Creek Gardens.

“Succulents are my favorite plant for a hostess gift. Succulents are incredibly easy to care for and the variety of colors and shapes make them very easy to decorate with. You can customize your gift with a unique planter or arrangement of plants to complement your friends favorite colors or home decor.” Katy Molaskey, Green Guys.

“Our favorite plant to give as a gift during the holidays is Cyclamen. These small fl wers are native to the eastern Mediterranean. Their blooms can vary in color from pure white and light pink to vibrant fuchsia. They are prolific bloomers from November to March! In addition to the blooms the foliage of the plant is wonderfully variegated with silver blotching.” Daniel Mee, Frisella Nursery.

“Succulents make a great hostess gift. They are easy to take care of year round in a sunny window.  They are charming plants that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.” Cathy Pauley, Papillon Perennials.

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“My favorite hostess gift plant is a Phalaenopsis Orchid. Their timeless elegance and long-blooming flowers make them an ideal choice. Choose from a range of colors; white, fuchsia, pink, yellow and mixed. Place them in a sunny window and water once a week. Plant them in a decorative container or add some curly willow branches for an artistic decorative stem support. Make sure you have drainage holes in your container and you should have beautiful long-lasting flowers every year.” Christine Knoernschild, Passiglia’s Nursery.

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BUTTERFLY HOUSE Mingle with more than 60 species of butterflies in an 8,000-square-foot conservatory. The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden located in St. Louis County, opened to the public in 1998. It features an 8,000-square-foot glass conservatory where visitors mingle with more than 60 species of the world’s most beautiful butterflies in free flight. The conservatory is lushly planted with nearly 100 species of exotic fl wering tropical plants and is sheathed in 646 pieces of glass, each measuring 4 by 6 feet and weighing approximately 200 pounds. The center vault, soaring to 36 feet high at its apex, is one of fi e vaults designed to minimize visual (and flight) obstruction. Visitors see enormous species diversity including huge iridescent blue Morphos from Costa Rica, the Ruby Lacewing from Malaysia and the Golden Birdwing from the Philippines. The Miracle of Metamorphosis display exhibits chrysalides with butterflies emerging as visitors watch. A visit to the Butterfly House is not only exciting and educational, but it promotes environmental stewardship through example. An additional 8,000 square feet of interior space is devoted to living exhibits, classrooms and visitor amenities. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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In bloom indoors this month at the Missouri Botanical Garden: Kalanchoe, Begonia, Poinsettia, Coleus, Canary Island bellfl wer, Canterbury Bells.

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THE 125TH CLUB Two wine families celebrate more than a century in the business.

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BY LORRAINE RAGUSEO PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF QUINTESSENTIAL WINES

Do you know where your ancestors were 126 years ago? You may know what country they were in; you may know what their profession was or, like many of us, you may have little information at all about them. The owners of two different wineries on two different continents can pinpoint where their parents or grandparents or great-grandparents were in 1890. Depending on the time of the year, they can probably tell us almost exactly what they would have been doing and probably can point to a spot on the grounds of their vineyards where those ancestors were walking or working on a given day. Both Pascual Toso, in one of Argentina’s prime grape-growing areas within the famed Mendoza wine region, and Kay Brothers, hailing from another well-known region, McLaren Vale in Australia, celebrated the 125th anniversaries last year of their respective wineries. It is an anniversary milestone very few companies attain, let alone wineries hailing from

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countries outside of Europe. Looking at the few photos that both wineries have from the beginning transports one back to a time of single-blade plows and carts still pulled by horses, steam engine tractors, and workers using large straw baskets to hand-pick the clusters on the then-young vines. Today, at both wineries, some of those vines are now 100 years or older and producing grapes (still picked by hand) that are the backbone of both wineries’ top-tier wines; Pascual Toso’s Magdalena red blend and Kay Brothers’ Block 6 Shiraz. Pascual Toso was an Italian immigrant born and bred in one of Italy’s most famous wine regions, the Piedmont, home to Italian Barolo. He brought the Piedmont’s winemaking traditions and techniques to premium land in Maipu, in the Mendoza River Highlands. At his estate there, called Las Barrancas, or small canyon, Pascual summoned the family’s winemaking prowess inside him to choose an area that he suspected could produce

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A worker finishes picking grapes in the windmill paddock at Kay Brothers.

Founder Pascual Toso.

Kay family at the Homestead.

The Homestead.

some of the best wines, not only in Mendoza, but in all of Argentina. That same year, in the same hemisphere (but to the west of South America), British ex-pats Herbert and Fredrick Kay bought their Block 6 vineyard in the fertile McLaren Vale region, less than 25 miles south of the South Australian city of Adelaide in the foothills of the Southern Mt. Lofty Range. The winery complex itself is at the top of a hill with a stunning panoramic view of the picturesque valleys and hillsides. The original parts of the winery and the antique-filled family homestead were built in the early 1850s, predating the founding of the actual Kay Brothers wine label. Third and fourth generation Kay family members can trace the founders’ movements with a remarkable diary that lists the day-to-day activities of the winery from its start to present day. Both wineries celebrated their 125th Anniversaries with ceremonies in the vineyards for family and friends. Kay Brothers held an Easter Day afternoon tea under tents and offered the rare opportunity for non-family members to tour the family Homestead, while Pascual Toso announced the creation of a special 125th Anniversary Red Blend of the country’s signature red grape, Malbec, with Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Syrah from the 2015 vintages, available only in 1.5 litre bottles. They are hoping to have it ready in time to be sold during the upcoming Christmas holiday season. Certainly, any wines from these two fabled wineries that have survived and thrived through three centuries are a wonderful way to accentuate a dinner celebrating your own anniversaries, be they of weddings, years on the job, or even a corporate anniversary, like the magazine in your hands, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Both Pascual Toso and Kay Brothers are known for their robust red wines…perfect as the we move into winter, and heartier, warming dishes are being prepared. With a late October wedding anniversary, I’m not adverse to celebrating with my husband over an oven-roasted duck (with a Bing cherry glaze), fresh ham (with fennel-seed studded sauerkraut cooked in the pan with pork) or leg of lamb, with a garlic rub and accompanied by fresh spinach, sautéed in garlic-infused extra virgin olive oil and flecks of red pepper. If not the aforementioned flagship wines from both wineries, Pascual Toso’s Malbecs in their three labels (Estate, Reserva or Alta), or a Kay Brothers Basket Pressed or Hillside Shiraz, are all fine pairings for all any of the above anniversary feasts. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more information.

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DESIGNERS in

DEMAND Designers in Demand

JCR DESIGN GROUP Jennifer Rapp, Owner/Designer 11622 Page Service Drive, #109 Saint Louis, MO 63146 314-706-2727 www.JCRdesigngroupstl.com

Located in the Interior Design Center of Saint Louis, JCR Design Group is an award winning interior design fi m offering a highly personalized approach to residential design. With over thirty years of cumulative industry experience, the team, led by owner and principal designer Jennifer Rapp, enjoys working in close partnership with their clients to create interiors that are beautiful, functional, and above all, a refle tion of the families that live in them. Design specialties include renovations and additions, kitchen and bath design, custom interior furnishings, new construction, and project management.

DIRECTIONS IN DESIGN, INC. 1849 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146 www.directionsindesign.com 314-205-2010 Jane Ganz ASID, President and Founder It is important to consider the advantages of hiring a full service interior design fi m for your next project: • DID has over 41 years of service to homeowners from coast to coast • DID has architects and computer aided draftsmen on staff • DID has an extensive resource gallery for every need and budget • DID can provide the design-build process from the ground up • DID provides one source cost savings through our buying power The goal of the Directions In Design staff is to create the extraordinary in large and small, simple and complex, in new construction and renovations of all types. Take advantage of Directions In Designs’ award winning guidance to maximize your budget and provide an incredible new lifestyle for your family and friends. For a free consultation visit our website or call 314-205-2010.

YOURS BY DESIGN CJ KNAPP- ASID

314-283-1760 cjknappinteriors@hotmail.com www.cjknappinteriors.com "CJ Knapp is a registered interior designer who has been in the business for over 30 years. At the core of her design philosophy is the belief that your home should refle t your style and life long after she leaves. With this in mind, she created Yours by Design, a design fi m that focuses on creating spaces that are unique and uniquely yours. We would love to meet you. Give us a call before you start your next project, and we will help you create the home of your dreams. Yours by Design: interior design, renovations, and window treatments."

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DESIGNERS DESIGNERS in in DEMAND Designers in Demand DEMAND

EDWIN PEPPER INTERIORS

JENNIFER UETRECHT INTERIOR DESIGN

Carol Lorenz Snyder, Senior Interior Designer, will help you achieve a home or offic that refle ts your character, your taste and your lifestyle. At Edwin Pepper, we are more than ideas and swatches. We have our own, in-house drapery workroom, providing window treatments, decorative pillows and much more. We represent the most complete furniture, fabric and wall paper you will find in the area, with 200+ of the finest resources available. From the perfect dream home to the perfect accent piece, Carol will work with you in all phases of your project and within your budget to design for your needs, your style and your goals.

Jennifer is an award winning interior designer who enjoys crafting inspiring spaces for each client that refle ts their own unique style. Jennifer's portfolio includes residential, commercial, and luxury vacation homes. She also specializes in new home construction selections and architectural design and consultation. Jennifer guides her clients through the home building or renovation selections process to ensure a beautiful and functional result. Bringing over 20 years of experience to your project, her passion is to design inspiring spaces to enrich the lives of her clients and enjoys building relationships along the way.

Carol Lorenz Snyder, Senior Interior Designer 1573 North Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63132 314-862-6330 www.edwinpepper.com

jennifer@jenniferuetrecht.com www.jenniferuetrecht.com 636-236-2537

ELLEN KURTZ INTERIORS, INC. 10380 Page Industrial St. Louis, MO 63132 www.ellenkurtzinteriors.com 314-426-6262

In today’s economic state, many families are staying in their homes longer. Adding an addition, remodeling a lower level, rearranging room space, or remodeling a kitchen / bath are changes that help families live better while saving money in the long run. Ellen Kurtz Interiors specializes in space planning that can make life easier.

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MARCIA MOORE DESIGN

11622 Page Service Dr., Suite 103 St. Louis, MO 63146 314-560-0830 marcia@marciamooredesign.com www.marciamooredesign.com Marcia Moore has a mantra for design – easy, eclectic elegance. This is her design bellwether. Rooms should live easy, with eclectic pieces for visual interest and a finishing touch of elegance. The success of her fi m is due to this design approach and to the indispensable help of her design staff. Jet Jetter, associate designer, now taking on projects of his own, and Katie Maguire, assistant designer extraordinaire, are valued for their energy and creativity. This, coupled with Marcia’s knowledge and experience, equals the perfect design team. MMD has received numerous awards and her work has been wildly popular on Houzz.com. The fi m is known for their work on new construction, whole house remodeling and kitchen and bath design.

DIANE BRECKENRIDGE INTERIORS 276 Lamp and Lantern Village Chesterfiel , MO 63017 314-727-2323 www.breckenridgeinteriors.com

Living a beautiful life begins the moment you wake up each morning. Our goal is to help our clients live beautiful lives by surrounding them with warm, timeless and elegant interiors. Our designers have impeccable taste and great style; they are able to fully understand your unique needs and transform your vision of beauty into an everyday reality. Working within your space, your taste and your lifestyle and being able to produce beautiful results that exceed your expectations is what we do.

PIZAZZ•2 INTERIORS

Carol Temple - Rusted Chandelier 118 N. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122 stlouishomesmag.com/pizazz2interiors.com caroltemple@charter.net 314-821-7881 By adding a little bit of the unexpected, Pizazz 2 Interiors helps bring personality and style to your home. Our studio features a design library open to the trade and to the public, and offers unique accessories and furniture from around the world. Enjoying wonderful clients for over 15 years, we provide a full range of design services. From color consultation and custom area rugs, to furniture placement and a specialty in window treatments; we now also feature the CR Laine custom upholstered furniture line.

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THE DESIGN SOURCE LTD.

THREE FRENCH HENS

Kris Keller, The Design Source Limited; this year’s platinum bath of the year award winners create personal spaces that support well-being and uplift the spirits of the people who live there. We are here to serve you as you redefine your expression of home. With 30+ years of expertise and listening we provide fresh access for experiencing HOME in a way that supports you and the life you are living today. Our philosophy is that every client will awaken every single day falling in love with their home, over and over again!

GREAT DESIGN - THREE FRENCH HENS BUILDS ON STRONG RELATIONSHIPS Jeanie Hood, founder and owner of Three French Hens, has seen trends come and go in her 13 years in the furniture and design business. Three French Hens is committed to understanding what our clients vision is and helping the client realize their vision. Whether your project is one room, whole house, kitchen remodel or you are beginning a new construction project we are there to see your dream happen for you. Our design team, JR Zachary and Nicolas Beck, are top-notched and very skilled. They take a project from inspiration to completion, We always love seeing a clients vision become a reality-and a reality that surpasses what they dreamed it could be.

www.thedesignsourceltd.com blog.thedesignsourceltd.com On Facebook: The Design Source Limited 636-391-7640

Jeanie Hood, Owner, J.R. Zachary, Lead Designer & Nicolas Beck 16935 Manchester Road, Wildwood, MO 63040 www.threefrenchhensstl.com 636-458-8033

TOM MANCHE INTERIORS ASID - Allied Member 7750 Maryland Ave. # 11767 Clayton, MO 63105 314-993-2700 tmanche@sbcglobal.net www.tommancheinteriors.com

Tom Manche Interiors is not limited to just one design discipline. "Whatever your style - Traditional, Modern Traditional, English, Country English, Country French, Transitional or Classic Contemporary - we make your dreams come true!" Please visit our web site at: www.tommancheinteriors.com.

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ALSPAUGH KITCHEN & BATH

ANNE MARIE DESIGN STUDIO

For twelve years Chris has worked as a designer for Alspaugh Kitchen & Bath with the goal of creating highly functional, beautiful spaces based upon her clients' personal needs. She brings her educational background in interior design to the kitchen and bath industry, providing a valuable and comprehensive perspective. Chris' passion for design drives her to explore current trends, keeping abreast of the latest innovations to educate and inspire her. Chris builds relationships with her clients, providing excellent customer service from the initial design process through installation.

Anne M. Boedges, President and Designer of Anne Marie Design Studio, LLC has been helping clients fall in love with their homes all over the St. Louis area since 2001. She obtained her BFA in Interior Design from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. She has previously taught the NKBA Bath Design Certification Course at St. Louis Community College.  Specializing in Kitchen and Bath Design, Anne’s positive and down to earth approach helps clients feel anything is achievable, and her unique attention to detail distinguishes her work amongst the rest.

CHRISTINE POWERS, B.A. INTERIOR DESIGN 9808 Clayton Road Ladue, MO 63124 314-993-6644 www.glenalspaughkitchenscom

17014 New College Avenue, Suite E Wildwood, Missouri 63040 636.821.3395 www.annemariestudio.com

NATIONAL KITCHEN AND BATH JIM BAYGENTS 3150 South Brentwood Blvd Webster Groves, MO 63119 314-962-1800 www.nationalkitchenandbath.com

Jim Baygents has joined our design team at National Kitchen and Bath after 37 years at Baygents Company, his family-owned business of over 100 years. At NKB, Jim continues to design and sell beautiful Wood-Mode and Brookhaven cabinetry for every room of the house. NKB has long admired Jim’s work designing custom kitchens and baths in some of the finest homes in the St. Louis area. With a keen eye for design, accuracy and a sharp sense of space planning, Jim can design your project to suit your personality and taste. We’re excited to bring Jim into the NKB family, and we look forward to working together for many years to come.

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The Seventh Annual

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A CHRISTMAS STORY

Forget tinsel on the bannister and stockings hung with care; this Webster Groves homeowner decks the whole house with a rotating collection of heartfelt holiday trimmings amassed over a lifetime.

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“I decorate our home for every major holiday,” says homeowner Renee Stout. Christmas, though, is special — and you’ll know it the moment you pass the rustic, restored working sleigh in Stout’s front yard. This particular piece resided in the Crestwood Commons Schnucks lobby for years, until Stout convinced the owner to sell it! Now, it’s the first indication that, for the Stouts, Christmas is more than a mere day. “It’s a feeling,” Stout says. “A scurry extending from Thanksgiving weekend into the New Year.” It starts on Black Friday with three trees. “My husband, Brad, knows to bring a truck home because we’re going to get our live trees before the good ones are

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gone,” says Stout. “Once I get the lights on the tree – and, you can't have enough lights – everything else follows,” she continues, noting that this year’s whimsy entryway evergreen has unexpected multicolored oomph up top thanks to leftover bows from bid day at her daughter’s sorority. Overarching themes vary by year, but Stout always aims to add youthful touches to traditional ornamentation from local vendors – Rusted Chandelier and Enchanting Embellishments, among others – and national chains, including Cracker Barrel. Lighthearted frill fosters an inviting vibe, she says, pointing to the giant Santa preceding the tree in her foyer. “He comes out every year,” Stout says; same goes for

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those playful Santa legs dangling over the staircase. “Not everything has to be red and green,” Stout continues. In the master bathroom, Stout took into account the room’s natural colors, incorporating holiday warmth with an elegant gold and coral palette. Other deviations come in the form of mishmash glass jars brimming with colorful candy in the kitchen, where sconces are temporarily replaced by wrapped presents. Modern style melds easily with tradition, though, which overtakes the two most pivotal Yuletide rooms. Stout serves Christmas breakfast and dinner in her dining room, and draws on classic nostalgia there: fanciful covered soup bowls sourced from Neiman Marcus set atop jolly red plates and snowflake mats from Pier 1 Imports. This year’s centerpiece is a train from an estate sale. “It wasn’t necessarily a Christmas item,” Stout admits. So, she ad-libbed, adding elves, oversized ornaments and garland. The bows and bells tied to chairs? “That was something my mom started,” Stout explains before turning to an antique tortoise shell china cabinet – another parental gift – made festive with time-honored garland and poinsettias. Nearby, Stout’s mantel pays homage to Christmas magic, boasting an oil painting of Santa’s face – a la Stout! – that’s symmetrically framed by red pillar trees placed at varying heights. A low layer of garland and big, classic balls – all locked in place with Command strips – span the shelf. Stockings are hung with great care, true, but Santa prefers putting presents in old-school red postal bags at the hearth. “I used to make the room really formal,” Stout says. That’s changed over time. Take the elves peeking from tree branches and a treetop bow up high. “This tree used to drip with ornaments,” adds Stout. “It was stunning,” she says, “but stiffer.” “Christmas,” continues Stout, “gives me permission to put sparkle everywhere.” More than that, it’s her legacy — an over-the-top gift her children will remember fondly for years to come. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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DECKED OUT Get your stockings hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon will be there. BY MELISSA MAUZY PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIM DILLON

The White Rabbit

Rusted Chandelier

Three French Hens

TURN YOUR FIREPLACE into an eye-catching focal point in

home in Creve Couer by SR Homes. With only 30 minutes to dress the room with seasonal flou ishes. SLHL asked three local design shops up the space, the results are astounding. Ribbons, bows, garland and to put their spin on mantel décor in a beautiful custom-designed ornaments transform the mantel from everyday to Santa’s workshop.

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A TOUCH OF VINTAGE By The White Rabbit The White Rabbit added a touch of vintage to the mantel dĂŠcor with frames, urns, an antique chair and sleigh. Built around a neutral gold color scheme, the designers started with a pine garland base, their number one selling garland each year. Enhanced with magnolia leaves (great year round) and shimmering gold poinsettia fl wers, the mantel feels more natural and less glam. Layering was key for the designers. They started with a vintage mirror as the focal point and built off of it. Two frames stacked against the mirror added depth. On the fi eplace hearth, an old-time sleigh is stacked high with presents neatly wrapped in craft paper table runners and placemats. The designers note it is a great way to use up leftover pieces of craft paper.

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EVERYDAY ELEGANCE By Three French Hens The design team at Three French Hens was inspired by black urns and candleholders you might already have displayed on your mantel. They added festive flair by incorporating touches of gold. The mantel décor started with a base of frosted garland to which they added picks of white magnolia and platinum and gold balls. The look is not overly Christmas so that it can be left up through the New Year and winter. A large, vertical picture is propped on the mantel to enhance the height of the space and is illuminated by two lamps flan ing either side. The design wouldn’t be complete without a touch of MacKenzie-Child’s signature check in the black-and-gold ribbon, topiaries and cheerful Santa. This mantel is sure to sparkle well beyond Dec. 25.

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CLASSIC MEETS CONTEMPORARY By The Rusted Chandelier The key to a successfully sparkled space is using the items already in place and dressing them up for the holidays. The designers at The Rusted Chandelier played off the contemporary painting, Asian statues, urn and gold lamp on the mantel to inspire their transitional look. Their favorite holiday accent is the red velvet sticks sprinkled throughout the garland and displayed in the vase. Non-traditional Christmas colors such as black, white and blue accent the greens and reds with a touch of contemporary. The black chair on the hearth pulls out the color in the painting, while the white pillow adds texture. The blue-dyed hide is a fun and unexpected pop of edgy. Dressing your current dĂŠcor and adding in a few fresh pieces every year keeps your decorations from having a dated look. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016

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From FUNCTIONAL to

SIMPLY FUN

Todd and Lisa Hatz’s lower-level redo demonstrates the many ways a fi eplace warms up a space.

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After 17 years in their O’Fallon home, Lisa and Todd Hatz were ready to rejuvenate a lower level that had outgrown its original purpose and outlived the trends of the time. By January 2016, it was time to bring the space into the 21st century and out of its cold demeanor. “Before the renovation, the space served primarily as a play zone for our dog and an area for our daughters to play, complete art projects and paint. Over the years, our daughters outgrew their need for a ‘play area,’ and we fenced in our back yard to provide our dog a safer place to run and retrieve,” Lisa says. So, as the family’s needs changed, the Hatzes opted to make that area a place where she, Todd, daughters

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Whitney and Ella, and their lab Fern could all gather to watch movies or take in a basketball game. That meant a TV area, fi eplace and bar, to cover all the bases in a space meant to entertain. Lisa and Todd found inspiration from the popular HGTV show “Fixer Upper,” and culled ideas from shelter magazines, Houzz.com and some of the beautifully decorated beach homes of Florida. Rich woods, custom cabinetry, clean white countertops, floating shelves and smartly curated metal fixtures were must-haves, and Jeanne Liston of Liston Construction Company knew just how to combine them to create a room with the character and warmth the couple wanted.

“Each end of the room is anchored by key elements—the fi eplace and the bar—defini ely my favorite elements of the space,” she says. “Both elements are unique in design, enhance the space and give the room personality—a space that defines the client” Todd marvels at “one of the most beautiful fi eplaces we could have hoped to have” in the approximately 700-square-foot space. “It was custom built by Liston's fantastically talented trim carpenter out of authentic reclaimed barn wood, and the mantel is bronzed iron. That fi eplace is truly a work of art.” Included in the design is a shiplap backboard, which was also used to create an antique basketball goal

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BEFORE to satisfy a houseful of hoops enthusiasts. The opposite end of the room mirrors the fi eplace wall, with antique shiplap, an espresso -stained walnut top and knotty alder distressed cabinetry creating a fun and relaxing entertaining zone. “The overall vibe is a rustic elegance that is light and airy, while also providing a cozy and inviting atmosphere,” says Todd. The Hatzes went into the month-long remodel with fi m but flexible ideas, and credit Jeanne Liston with taking their desires to heart in her design. For Jeanne, the family’s vision and early prep work provided a great template

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for her own team’s creativity. “Improving or remodeling a space is all about enhancing the way you live in that space. Clients should think about the reasons why they want to remodel,” says Jeanne. “Make a list, search sites and magazines, create a ‘dream’ file and then contact a remodeling professional, who can help you design a space that will define who you are today—a space you can’t wait to share with family and friends.” See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more information.

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ARCHITECTS in DEMAND Consulting with a skilled architect on your home or remodeling design project is not only a smart decision, but it can be essential to the success of your space. Architects help you to define our building project, maximize your investment and will help ease the design and construction process.

BRENDEL ARCHITECTS, LLC 207 East Dwight St. Albers, IL 62215 618-248-5687 www.brendelarchitects.com

Brendel Architects, LLC - Celebrating its 20th year in business, this mother/daughter team specializes in additions, remodels, custom residential, light commercial and industrial design. Jeannette “Jeannie” Brendel and her daughter, Brandy Pingsterhaus, work directly with you to bring your project to life, from design to construction documents and more. Brendel Architects specializes in innovative designs that are tailored to your dreams and lifestyle. Jeannie and Brandy provide that “feminine touch” when designing, paying attention to specific needs including storage, kitchen function, and saving the owner steps in their day to day routine. They call it “designing dreams!” Please see the ad for their “sister” company, Architecturally Designed Cabinetry, on page 93. Licensed in Illinois and Missouri

FENDLER + ASSOCIATES, INC. 5201 Pattison Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110 www.fendlerworld.com 314-664-7725 Fendler + Associates, Inc. is an award-winning and published design fi m with an outstanding reputation. We provide residential architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and planning services tailored to meet your needs and resources. Fendler + Associates, Inc. specializes in new construction, custom additions, interior renovations and historic rehabilitations. Our commitment to your project begins in the planning stage where we outline the scope of work, budget and expectations. During the design phase we explore a variety of options. Our use of three-dimensional computer generated modeling and our extensive resource library allows you to see your new home or addition before it is built. A detailed set of working drawings allows us to competitively bid your project while minimizing questions during construction. And our involvement throughout the construction period ensures a successful completion to your project. Founded in 1989 by Paul B. Fendler, a graduate of Washington University’s School of Architecture, Fendler & Associates, Inc. has established itself as a leader in the residential design market.

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BY SHANNON CRAIG PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF AMERICAN LEATHER.

NO MORE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS Today’s sleeper sofas give guests a good night’s rest. “I remember growing up going to my aunt and uncle’s house,” recalls Ross Anzalone, director of home furnishings at Amini’s Galleria in Chesterfiel . “I dreaded it. They’d say ‘you’ve got the sleeper sofa.’” He groans. “It was miserable.” For many now-grown children — aunts, uncles and grandparents themselves — the last stunt they want to pull during the giving season is banishing someone to a lumpy, musty, basement-dwelling fold-out couch. The memories of struggling with a squeaky, unbearably heavy mechanism only to uncover a sack of springs, foam and batting are still too fresh in their minds to even consider a sleeper over a one-and-done air mattress. “No more,” says Anzalone, standing before the Rolls Royce of sleeper sofas. “Lay on this and you’ll never consider an air mattress again.” He’s not lyin’. The American Leather creation is a far cry from the

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equatorially split steel-bar and straw-filled abominations of yesteryear — so much so that the mattresses in this line of sleeper sofas aren’t just on par with a standard mattress. They’re better. “Your traditional king-sized mattress is roughly 70-75” inches long, which makes it almost unusable for taller people. Quite a few inches are wasted just because of the bulk of the back of the couch,” Anzalone explains. “The American Leather king sleeper is 80” long; longer than most king-sized beds, even. It’s incredible.” Of course, the length of the mattress only addresses one problematic facet of the sleeper sofa conundrum. What about bearing the burden of mythical character Sisyphus, condemned to feeling like your pushing a rock up a hill every time the thing has to be opened or set up? What about goose-down feathers poking through the cover like thousands of invisible needles?

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“Most sleepers have a conventional mattress that folds in thirds, and after, always holds the creases for poor comfort. With the Comfort Sleeper you will never experience [this]; each fold is hinged,” Anzalone demonstrates. The patented design slides out without incident, and each third of the mattress is attached to a solid-wood, fabric-covered platform. Gone are the exposed springs and single-ply mystery fabric. Gone are the questionable masses jutting at lower backs during midnight readjustment. This holiday season, treat visiting family and guests to nights spent cradled by Tempur-Pedic or gel-infused memory foam while treating your home to a fashionable, adaptable addition. Available in all shades of leather and fabric options — even offering stain-resistant Crypton® fabrics — the premium options afforded by these next-generation sleepers will fill the voids left by sleepless nights on grandma and grandpa’s junker. Anzalone admits, “they are an investment.” But in considering the luxury of avoiding late night, last minute runs to the store for air mattress replacements, or the inevitable chiropractic appointments you’ll be expected to pay after suggesting your niece just “sleep on the floo ,” the upfront cost doesn’t seem nearly as bad. “The American Leather collection is the best on the market, bar none,” says Anzalone, and with a lifetime of home furnishing experience, his is an opinion that homeowners can trust. Unfortunately, the only downside to this sleeper sofa is going to be getting visitors to go back home. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources and additional photos.

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A WHOLE ‘NOTHER COLORADO The Western Slope is a treasure trove BY IRENE MIDDLEMAN THOMAS PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK RUSH

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I’ve lived in Colorado since middle school and had never visited the Western Slope, as we call it. Grand Junction was always just a gas stop on the way to the National Parks in Utah. This past week, my husband and I decided it was high time to explore the region. If you’ve limited your Colorado trips (or potential trips) to Denver and the ski resort towns, you’ve missed a side of Colorado that we want to visit over and over. In just over four hours, we drove on I-70 from east Denver to Grand Junction, enjoying brilliant golden  aspen tree displays. Mid to late

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September is the peak aspen season, but it’s a dramatic drive any time of year. There also is a full-service airport with one-stop flights f om St. Louis. The lush, fertile region known as the Grand Valley has many award-winning wineries, succulent peaches and other fruits and striking Western high-desert landscapes. We discovered that this foodie-friendly area has outstanding dining (with mostly locally sourced and grown products,) wines and meads, handcrafted Enstrom’s chocolate-covered toffee, a distillery, craft brewery, lavender farm and charming neighborhoods just perfect for relaxing strolls. Oh, and those late summer Palisade peaches — they’d rival any from Georgia. The Colorado National Monument, part of the National Park Service, is a gloriously beautiful wilderness park, with 23,000 acres of striped-orange and red-rock wonderland, towering monoliths, staggeringly steep cliffs and drop-offs and high-desert drama, replete with plenty of wildlife. As we left the park, lamenting sorely that we had run out of time, a group of bighorn sheep crossed right in front of us. We think the Monument is sadly misnomered — leading many to think it just a building, rather than the spectacular park that it is. Just 15 minutes from the west side of Grand Junction, this is a must-see. Palisades and environs are known as Colorado Wine Country, with two thirds of the state’s vineyards. This is no Napa; here, most samplings are free, and a full 13-wine tasting costs $6! The wineries, open year-round, are friendly and unpretentious and staffers are eager to chat. The multi-award-winning Plum Creek, the oldest in Colorado, started in 1984. Most wineries are close together, so that folks often visit them by bicycle tour or solo rentals; even electric bikes are available (www.Rapidcreekcycles.com). Palisades is a delightful little town well worth a mosey. We found a hidden rose garden and even the town library sports a grape arbor. This getaway is a world away from the Front Range bustle and offers visitors a Colorado well worth knowing. It’s also within easy distance of other destinations, such as Moab, Utah; Aspen, Telluride and Montrose. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more photos and resources.

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PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO AND SEE, AND PEOPLE WHO ARE LEAVING THEIR MARK ON THE WORLD OF STYLE. BY MELISSA MAUZY

Curtain Call Lounge, St. Louis, MO PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATT MARCINKOWSKI

Photography by Henrik Kam.

The city's first champagne bar recently opened in the Fox Theatre. Local firm SPACE Architecture + Design designed the new lounge and was recently awarded the Citation Award for Interiors by AIA-St. Louis. The owners wanted the champagne lounge to speak to the theatre's grand "Siamese-Byzantine" style while incorporating flexible spaces for special events, a large bar and a stage for small musical performances. The space had good bones to work with, but it was small and the ceiling was riddled with PVC from the restrooms above plus

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bulky columns made a challending floorplan. The SPACE team added a serpentine banquette at the front, which is topped by an antique light fi ture. The bar dominates the south side of the space, and a raised area across from the bar functions as a stage and overfl w seating. PVC pipes were disguised with a Cocoanut-Grove style fabric treatment. Classic artwork adorns the walls, and doorways and tile feature the exotic, Arabesque shape. The end result is a beautiful mix of old and new that pays homage to the grand theatre next door.

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA In May 2016, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art reopened its doors after undergoing a transformation and expansion. Designed by the architecture fi m Snøhetta, the new design seamlessly integrates a 10-story expansion with the original Mario Botta-designed building. The expansion includes 170,000 square feet of new and renovated indoor and outdoor galleries tailored to the collection, enabling SFMOMA to display more of its outstanding holdings of modern and contemporary artworks.

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The iconic eastern façade was inspired by the waters and fog of the San Francisco Bay. More than 700 uniquely shaped and locally fabricated FRP (fiberglass reinforced polymer) panels make up the façade. Throughout the day, the movement of light and shadow naturally animates the rippled surfaces. Visitors are welcomed to the new museum by two main entrances leading to the ground-floor exhibition spaces that are free to all.

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The Puni Distillery produces more than 46,000 gallons of whisky a year. It is the first and only distillery of whisky in Italy. Designed by architect Werner Tscholl, the building faรงade features a lattice of cement blocks colored with soft earth tones that forms a modular

scheme. The simple cube is nuanced only by the gaps of the lattice. On the interior, the double height of the production zone allows a view to the underground silos and stills from the store situated at the entrance level.

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IS IT A CLASSIC OR IS IT A CRAZE? For our November/December issue, we asked local designers to share their opinions on

DROP-LEAF TABLES.

Are these space-savers a thing of the past? BY MELISSA MAUZY

Photography courtesy of KDR Designer Showrooms.

CLASSIC “The drop-leaf table has been around for generations. It is a very versatile piece of furniture, and I expect it is here to stay.” Jeannie Brendel, Brendel Architects. “While many people today are downsizing and space planning is an important component in the design, a drop-leaf table works as a stylish and very functional addition to a room. It could be used as a nice side table allowing more space for everyday living when the leaves are down, yet work perfectly as a dining table when company arrives for dinner. The drop-leaf table is a classic that’s been around for a very long time, and I believe it will be used in our current home designs even longer.” Laureen Wilder, Laureen Wilder Designs, LLC. “A drop-leaf table is classic. It provides space for one or two people to enjoy a casual meal but can easily accommodate a party of four. It is a great space saver that can transition from modern to rustic. When it is not being used for dining, a drop-leaf table, because of its more narrow design, can double as a console behind a sofa.” Kathleen Matthews, Savvy Surrounding Style.

“Classic – drop-leaf tables have been around forever and are still perfect in a multitude of different spaces. I have used them for small condo dining rooms where you can use half up, half down unless you have guests, as a console table behind a sofa to be used as an extra dining table for large dinner parties, as a table in a wine cellar that is only opened for a tasting party and as an extra table in a craft room, pulled out as needed for projects. These multi-functional tables also come in traditional and contemporary styles, making them a great fit anywhere.” Marcia Moore, Marcia Moore Design. “Space is always a commodity and to work with any piece of furniture that can fit the functionality is an asset. The drop-down table has been around for many years, some are even considered antiques.... but, in this day and age, people want the best use of 'space.' The drop-down table, when in the down position works as an accent table and at it's lifted position can be a lovely eating space. So, defini ely, I would vote it as a classic.” Deb Bokamper, Ageless Design.

“Whether traditional or contemporary, I believe that drop-leaf tables will always be a classic for the simple reason that they are space savers.” Tom Manche, Tom Manche Interiors.

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November/December issue. Holiday issue. Festive Finds.

November/December 2016  

November/December issue. Holiday issue. Festive Finds.

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